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A visual message for peace

I_met_the_walrus Here's a creative example of adding the visual to the verbal to amplify the narrative. I Met The Walrus is an amazing six-minute film which earned an Academy Award nomination for best animated short early this year. This is the story: In 1969 14-year-old Jerry Levitan "armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview recording as the soundtrack, director Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative which tenderly romances Lennon's every word in a cascading flood of multipronged animation." Read the story on the film's website and watch the film below. You'll want to view it several times to catch all the simple yet very creative visual effects. Jerry Levitan captured a wonderful and real moment with John Lennon on that day in Toronto almost 40 years ago; the message seems just as fresh today.

You can have it if you want it
Just in case some of the younger readers are not as familiar with the Beatles and especially Lennon's message of peace, here are a few vintage music videos from Lennon and The Beatles. Seems like the message of peace is needed now more than ever.
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Hey Jude
All You Need is Love
Don't Let Me Down

Here's a CBC story about the film.


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